Raises are here for more than 2,300 Maine Walmart employees!

Walmart's new starting wage is now $9 an hour. The new average wage for an employee at Walmart is $13.54 up from $13.50 an hour.

Wal-Mart in Maine has over 6,700 employees, is the second largest employer in the state and has 25 locations. Walmart also owns Sam's Club and those employees are part of the new pay policy as well.

The starting wage in February 2016 at Walmart will be $10 an hour.

Wal-Mart is not alone in adopting the new minimum wage, TJ Maxx and Marshall's are following suit.